Make it a statement.

A few years ago I received some of the best advice from a mentor. It was something along the lines of, "State what you are and then put a period after it." Make it a statement. 

When I heard this way of explaining myself, it clicked with me. I grew up having one focus outside of school, dance, so it was easy for me to state who I was whenever asked. "I'm a dancer," could be the statement of my life from ages 2 to 19. Of course I had other interests throughout those seventeen years, but none were taken seriously. 

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